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Also known as: Antibody to ds-DNA; Native double-stranded DNA antibody; anti-DNA; Double stranded DNA antibody
Formal name: Anti-double-stranded DNA, IgG
Related tests: ANA, ENA Panel, Anti-Sm, Anti-RNP, Anti-Ro (SSA), Anti-La (SSB), Autoantibodies

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help diagnose and monitor systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

When to Get Tested?

When you have symptoms associated with SLE and a positive ANA test; periodically when you have been diagnosed with SLE

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?